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Issued : Thursday, April 5, 2012 05:09 PM
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Iowa National Guardsman drowns in PR

By CB Online Staff

A National Guard soldier from Iowa has drowned at a beach along Puerto Rico's north coast.

Police say 49-year-old Cory Mildenstein, of Sioux City, was swimming at Surfer Beach in Aguadilla late Wednesday when a co-worker noticed Mildenstein was being dragged by the current.

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad says a rescue swimmer gave Mildenstein CPR. Castrodad says Mildenstein was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

The beach is known for its heavy currents. The National Weather Service had issued a high surf advisory.

Officials with Iowa's National Guard office said he was a member of their Air National Guard. They declined to comment further.

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